Sea Ports

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq Ur was a port at the Persian Gulf
Al Zubarah "The port was the Gulf’s most important trading hub" (AB ev)
Al-Ahsa Oasis Al Uquair Port
Amsterdam Canal Ring
Angra do Heroismo
Antigua Naval Dockyard
Birka and Hovgarden Birka
Cidade Velha
Colonia del Sacramento
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape Port of Hayle and Portreath
Coro and its Port
Costiera Amalfitana Amalfi port
Delos "an extremely important cosmopolitan Mediterranean port that began to prosper since 314 BC, reaching outstanding levels during the 2nd and 1st centuries BC." (OUV)
Derbent At the Caspian Sea
Dubrovnik Port of Ragusa
Ephesus "Now located several kilometres inland from the Aegean coast of Turkey, Ephesus was a thriving harbour city in the Roman period," (AB eval)
Fortifications of Vauban Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Fortress of Suomenlinna The fort was conceived to defend the nearby port of Helsinki
French Austral Lands and Seas Port-aux-Français
Grand-Bassam important in colonial times
Gulf of Porto
Hedeby and Danevirke Hedeby: port at the inlet of the Schlei
Historic Jeddah "Jeddah thus began to develop as a prosperous Red Sea port." (AB ev)
Hoi An
Island of Gorée
Island of Mozambique
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Port for silver mines
Kasbah of Algiers On the Mediterranean Sea.
Lamu Old Town
Land of Frankincense From the UNESCO site description "......and the affiliated ports of Khor Rori and Al-Baleed " From AB "The port of Sumhuram (Smhrm ? ?His Name is Great?) was founded at the end of the 1st century BCE. Inscriptions record that it was established by LL?ad Yalut to control the trade in Dhofar incense. It is identified as the Moscha of classical geographical texts, where Indian seamen who had brought cotton cloth, corn, and oil in exchange for incense overwintered, waiting for the favourable monsoon winds to take them home."
Leptis Magna
Medina of Sousse "was an important commercial and military port during the Aghlabid period (800–909)" (Official description)
Melaka and George Town Melaka, important port of Malacca Strait
Nice Port Lympia
Old City of Acre
Old Havana
Old Rauma
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto Port of Teluk Bayur (formerly Emmahaven)
Paraty and Ilha Grande archaeological complex of Paraty-Mirim, which played an important role in the 17th century as a port for the exchange and trade of goods and slaves.(AB ev)
Pico Island
Portobelo-San Lorenzo Portobelo
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands Cinque Terre for the fisherman ports of Vanezza, Riormaggiore, Manarola and Monterossa
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos Pythagoreion
Qal'at al-Bahrain
Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
Riga "founded as a port town in 1201" (OUV)
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara
Salvador de Bahia "The city grew quickly, becoming Brazil’s main seaport and an important centre of the sugar industry and the slave trade." (OUV)
San Pedro de la Roca Castle built to protect the important port of Santiago
Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution Miike Coal Mine & Port, Misumi West Port
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District The Speicherstadt district is centrally located in the Port of Hamburg. (nom file)
St. Petersburg
Stari Grad Plain
Stralsund and Wismar Stralsund
Syracuse "Ortygia, originally a peninsula, is positioned from North to South dividing two strips of sea and thus forming two natural ports. One to the NE called "Porto Piccolo" (Small Port) and the bigger one to the West, which is appropriately called 'Porto Grande' (Big Port)." (Nomination file, p. 53)
Tauric Chersonese major commercial port for trade in the Northern Black Sea area
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales Port Penryn and Porthmadog
Trans-Iranian Railway New ports were built at Bandar Shah (now Bandar Torkaman) and Bandar Shapiro (now Bandar-e Khomeini) as part of the construction.
Venice and its Lagoon
Vigan Historically played a major role in the commercial sea trade, "The Mestizo river was central to the development of the town in the 16th-19th centuries: large sea-going vessels could berth in the delta and small craft communicated with the interior." (AB ev)
Walled City of Baku
Willemstad Owing to its location near the Venezuelan oilfields, its political stability and its natural deep water harbour, Willemstad became the site of an important seaport and refinery. Willemstad's harbour is one of the largest oil handling ports in the Caribbean. (wiki)


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